February 6, 2016

30-year golf course contract drafted in 1988

Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in a 1988 edition of The Gardner News. A 30-year contract for management of the Gardner Golf Course expires in 2018. The old cliché about “the grass being  greener” is coming true at Gardner golf course, where construction on grass greens and a new lake is underway. The nine Continue Reading

Looking Back: 1973

Looking Back: Population figures for 1973 released

Johnson County is the second largest in the state according to figures released this week by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. The county population for 1973 is 236,766, following only Sedgwick County with 355,564. The state population was set at 2,301,623, an increase in 23,718 over the 1972 figure. The count, as of Jan. 1, Continue Reading

Looking Back: 1973 GHS football team

Looking Back: 1973 Vacation Bible School

Pictured are the first grade vacation Bible school students from the First Presbyterian Church who brought a psalm they wrote to the Gardner News. The psalm, written by Michael Voights read, “Praise the Lord for He is good; Love and obey Him forever and ever. Trust Him because He helps you. Let us sing to Continue Reading